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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did "Centinel" argue on the danger of checks and balances?
(a) He argued that checks and balances would paralyze the government.
(b) He argued that checks and balances would make the government slow to respond to military threats.
(c) He argued that checks and balances would obscure corruption and tyranny.
(d) He argued that checks and balances would create an endless torrent of inter-branch lawsuits.

2. Where should budget bills start, according to the compromise?
(a) In the executive.
(b) In the Senate.
(c) In the Supreme Court.
(d) In the House of Representatives.

3. What did Mr. Sherman advocate about executive veto power?
(a) He said that the executive should not have a veto.
(b) He said that the executive veto power should be limited.
(c) He said that the executive should have absolute veto.
(d) He said that the executive should have veto power over the legislature, but not the judiciary.

4. What was the Pennsylvania dissenters' primary objection to the Constitution?
(a) The strength of the federal government.
(b) The lack of restrictions on the government's ability to tax the people.
(c) The lack of a bill of rights.
(d) A free government cannot govern so large and disparate an area.

5. What kind of representation did James Madison advocate?
(a) Representation by person.
(b) Representation by revenue.
(c) Representation by state.
(d) Representation by state size.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Virginia Plan propose to do to the Articles?

2. What did Mr. Sherman argue during the debate over the length of Senatorial term-lengths?

3. What did the Pennsylvania dissenters recommend to the Constitutional Convention?

4. Who was DeWitt in reality?

5. Where did Mr. Gerry think the country's current troubles came from?

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